Wahweap Hoodoos, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Part 2

Wahweap Hoodoos

Hike Details

It’s an 8 or 9 Mile Out and Back Hike to the Wahweap Hoodoos. 4-weel drive vehicles can get a little closer.

The best light is just before sunrise and an hour or so after sunrise.

The elevation gain is minimal, about 400 feet spread out over miles. Getting to the trailhead early enough in the morning then hiking in to be there at the right time is the main difficulty.

Summers are hot. The hike is best in Spring or Autumn. In the winter, there is no direct light on the hoodoos but the light is soft and nice.

Image Details

I took a number of images just before and after sunrise.

The lead image is just after sunrise before the light hit the hoodoos. The caps are of a harder sandstone than the white entrada sandstone that is eroding away much faster.

The lead image was F16 for 1/30 of a second at ISO 200 with a Canon 24-105MM F4 L Lens on a  EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera at 35mm.

Additional Images

Notice how the color of the hoodoos changes as the warm morning light strikes them.

My previous post was of the taller hoodoos called “Towers of Silence

Equipment List

Those interested in my equipment and recommendations can find it here: Mish’s Equipment List.

There are many shorter but as interesting hoodoos and toadstools that I will cover in a second post.

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